In this study, the effective medium theory (EMT) inter-atomic potential is employed in the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the Mg-Cu thin films. The transition of local structures of Mg-Cu thin films is traced at annealing temperatures of 300, 413, and 500 K. Furthermore, the simulation results are compared with the experimental results obtained from the transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The gradual evolution of the local atomic pairing and cluster structure is discussed in light of the Mg and Cu atomic characteristics.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2008|
- Metallic glasses
- Molecular dynamics simulation
- Thin film